08 May 2013

Tortang Talong with Giniling

Mr. M’s all-time favorite dish. I can say that because he always orders it at a single glance. He even orders this from the canteen once he heard it's available, even if we already have baon for lunch. But even if this is his favorite, it is seldom seen in our dining table because 1) he can’t cook it and 2) I don’t want to cook it as often because 1) I do not eat it (vegetable, that is) and 2) it’s too complicated to cook. But during last Sunday's grocery, he grabbed all its ingredient and ordered me to cook it without giving me a chance to say no. So that night, armed with a lazy butt, I cooked Tortang Talong with love. J 
Talong (eggplant)
Egg (preferably 1 egg : 1 eggplant)
Giniling of your choice meat (ground meat)
Oil, Garlic, onion, salt and pepper

1) Sauté garlic and onion. Add giniling, season with salt and pepper. Continuously break the meat apart until it turned to brown. Let cool and set aside.
2) Grill the eggplant.
3) While grilling, beat the egg in a wide bowl. Add some salt and pepper.
4) Once the eggplant is soft, remove from fire and peel it.
5) Flatten the peeled eggplant in the same bowl of the beaten egg.
6) Fry the dipped eggplant (with egg) and add a spoon of sauteed giniling, top with beaten egg to make sure the giniling sticks to the eggplant.
7) Fry both side. 
My take: Eggplant and giniling are oil frenzy. I should have armoured myself against all the talsik ng mantika from the pan. Also eggplant absorbs oil a lot. 
Tips: Use paper towel to absorb the oil from the omelette. Toyo-Suka-Bawang mixture as sawsawan is the most suited dip for this. One of my officemates suggested to asked your suking barbeque-han to grill the eggplant to save you the hassle. My eggplants are gas grilled, btw.
The verdict: It was a hit both with Mr. M. and in the office (the next day). I was not even able to take a picture because they didn't give me the chance. And most of all, I was able to finish half of the eggplant.hehe

69 comments:

  1. My kids love eating eggplant..haven't tried cooking it in the method you wrote in the post though..will try it out this weekend.

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    1. It's funny how we, in the office, have different techniques in cooking tortang talong. To each his own, indeed.

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  2. this is the first time i heard about tortang talong with giniling, usually it's just tortang talong.. i will try to cook this one of these days, looks yummy!!!

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    1. Ah, really? But it is also good without giniling.

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  3. Favorite ko ito. Comfort food. Lately lang I skip the giniling kasi trying to eat less meat.

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    1. Lately lang din ako naglalagay ng giniling. Plain is just as good.

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  4. tortang talong slathered with ketchup is my favorite, yum!

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    1. That's what my hubby's used to like too. Pero ngayon, he learned to appreciate the toyo-suka-bawang sauce I make.

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  5. I also love tortang talong abut I haven't tried adding giniling. I like with with soy sauce and calamansi dip. Yum! Yum!

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    1. Feeling ko nga yung sawsawan ang nagpapasarap sa meal na to eh.hehe

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  6. sarap! next time take some photos! hehehe pero minsan sa gutom nalilimutan na natin magpic. hehe blogger problems! =))

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    1. Oo nga eh, actually, I'm a little shy to take pictures of food eh. People around me don't understand that it is a must for food bloggers.hehe

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  7. Sayang naubos agad before any photos were taken hehehehe....I'm sure it looks good and definitely tastes great kasi ubos agad eh.

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    1. Sayang nga, ganda pa naman ng presentation kaso nakatingin na sila lahat sa'kin eh. Nahiya na ko.hehe

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  8. i haven't tried this in awhile.. magawa nga :)

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    1. Ang busisi kasi eh, nakakatamad tuloy.hehe

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  9. this looks healthy ah.. i'm not really a fan of eggplant nor my beau. If I try to mix it with giniling, for sure it will be a hit. :)

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    1. For sure. My husband just discovered that tortang talong is better with giniling through me. At pinagsisisihan ko yon..hehe

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  10. I love eating this on Saturday mornings when I can have a decent, sinful (with the sinangag, bacon, longanisa, corned beef lol)breakfast.

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    1. Wow, that's buffet breakfast. Ang sarap!

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  11. this is a staple in our weekly menu. :)

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  12. favorite ng kids ko ito...most requested hahaha

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    1. Sa'min din usually not granted nga lang.hehe

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  13. Tortang talong, is a sure hit with me, my husband and my mom. I should add giniling to the mix next time. Para maiba. Yum!

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  14. My fave! We have the same technique. :) Natatakam ako while reading this post. :)

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  15. Tortang talong with giniling is surely appealing to me. Madali syang lutuin at ecnomical pa. :)

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    1. Economical yes, madali...hmmm. Para sa'kin napaka-busisi.hehe

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  16. wow, i love tortang talong..usually yan ang pinapaluto ko kay nanay:)

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    1. I know a lot of people likes tortang talong nga.

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  17. It's lunchtime already! And I'm so takam with talong.

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  18. Dati I would help my mom grill the eggplants and then peeling. She takes care of the rest :) Sarap!

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    1. Yon lang din part ko as a kid.hehe

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  19. My daughter likes eggplant but am not sure if she likes it as torta. Will try this one.

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    1. I'm sure, egg don't go wrong with kids.

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  20. My favorite din! I do prefer it plain, without giniling. Tapos sawsaw sa toyomansi. Yum!

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    1. Ako, I like the garlic-y taste of toyo-bawang mix kasi, hindi ko pa nttry yung toyomansi.

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  21. My favorite too. Without giniling din. pero tamad ako magluto pinapaluto ko lang hehe

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    1. I would like to try it with giniling.. :)

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    2. Nakakatamad nga, ang busisi eh.hehe

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  22. I am not fan of talong, actually. We also make it with giniling pag may stock, hehe! But, yeah, very oily talaga!

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    1. Ako din, kaya nga yung giniling ang saving factor diba eh.

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  23. one of my and my hubby's faves too! pero wala kaming grill so I always end up boiling the eggplant before siya balatan. so far, okay naman, hihi! nagutom tuloy ako! haha!

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    1. Iba yung effect pag boiled eh, ayaw ni hubby. Ang gawa ko stove top grill, nakakatamad din kasi magbaga for few pieces lang.

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  24. I love tortang talong with giniling. I love it especially with mashed potato! :)

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    1. Oh, 1st time to hear such combo.

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  25. Paper towel will always come in handy for dish like this. Thanks for sharing your recipe eLLa!

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    1. Yes, paper towel is a great help.

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  26. isa ito sa aking favorite na ulam, ayaw ko lang pag mamantika, what I do, i just put a very little oil in the pan and cook the eggplant para lang di dumikit. Low fire lang para di masunog = less oil tortang talong

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    1. Parang naddry-an ako masyado pag konti ang mantika. But I guess low fire cooking will do the trick. Thanks

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  27. This is one of my favorite vegetable food!!! But, I usually ask someone to cook it for me!

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  28. Wow, this is sound so good..:) I must try this one soon..:) Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  29. It tasted good but the kids rather eat it fried in tempura batter :)

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    1. That I haven't tried. Thanks for the idea.

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  30. We love this dish! I enjoy it with ketchup while the others at home like it with spicy bagoong na isda tapos mainit na kanin... Yum!

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    1. Nakakagutom naman comment mo.hehe

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  31. I haven't tried adding giniling on tortang talong instead, I made tortang giniling or tortang talong separately.

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    1. Oo nga. It becomes flavorful if you mix them together.

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  32. Love ko ito which reminds me. I should cook this soon

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  33. its our breakfast today, yummy!

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    1. Really your staple weekly menu, huh?hehe

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